[opendtv] Re: New PrimeDTV PHD-100 OTA STB

  • From: Richard Hollandsworth <holl_ands@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 00:44:53 -0800 (PST)

There have been some meaningful laboratory tests.  The fol briefly summarizes 
discussion we had in mid-Dec.
CRC conducted tests on the LG/Zenith 5th Generation Prototype STB, as well as 
Samsung GEMINI and Linx/Micronas Prototype CASPER chips:
http://www.crc.ca/en/html/crc/home/research/broadcast/rtnt

ATI submitted A/74 Field Ensemble test results for their latest chip(s) (e.g. 
Theater) in fol comment re SHVERA ILLR improvment discussion:
http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/ecfs/retrieve.cgi?native_or_pdf=pdf&id_document=6517693762

In support of the SHVERA ILLR improvement discussion, the FCC sponsored a test, 
which included a handful of OTA STBs and HDTVs:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-199A1.pdf

I believe that the best performing STBs were probably from LG and at least some 
of the other units were from ATI, based on correlation with  LG and ATI test 
results:
//www.freelists.org/archives/opendtv/12-2005/msg00122.html

Next step: How about some on-the-air "real world" comparison tests????

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Tom Barry <trbarry@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: I'm not as interested in "claims" but 
I'd like to hear how well it performs.

- Tom

Richard Hollandsworth wrote:
> Fol post has info on the $160 PrimeDTV PHD-100 OTA STB.
> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=7022533&#post7022533
> It does ATSC and QAM and probably also NTSC (the manual is somewhat unclear).
> Copyright date for manual is 2005 and the pdf create date is only a month 
> ago: 20Dec2005.
> 
> It uses ATI's fairly recent 300 MHz XILLEON display chip...if it is ALSO 
> using the fairly recent ATI THEATER ATSC Decoder chip, it would be first OTA 
> STB to use a chip that claims to "meet" the A/74 Receiver Guidelines, 
> including all BRAZIL Test Ensembles.
> 
> Anyone interested in looking inside the "tin can"???
> 
> 
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